There are 3 ways to get from Patong to Koh Tao by bus, ferry, bus and ferry or plane

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Bus, ferry  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal to Suratthani 780
  2. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Ko Tao

$47 - $59

2 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Phuket Lomprayah Bus Station to Ko Tao Catamaran

$61 - $65

Fly, bus and ferry  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Koh Samui (USM) HKT - USM
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui Airport to Ko Tao

$119 - $242

Questions & Answers

The distance between Patong and Koh Tao is 298 km.

The best way to get from Patong to Koh Tao without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 8 h 38 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 38 min to get from Patong to Koh Tao, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Phuket Airport to Koh Samui Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Bangkok Airways offers flights from Phuket Airport to Koh Samui Airport.

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There are 225+ hotels available in Koh Tao. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Patong to Phuket Airport is to bus which takes 1 h 29 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Patong to Koh Tao.
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  • Distance: 186.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 38 min

What companies run services between Patong, Phuket Province, Thailand and Koh Tao, Surat Thani, Thailand?

There is no direct connection from Patong to Koh Tao. However, you can take the taxi to Phuket Bus Terminal, take the bus to Suratthani, take the walk to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City, take the ferry to Ko Tao, then take the taxi to Koh Tao. Alternatively, Lomprayah operates a vehicle from Patong to Koh Tao once daily. Tickets cost $47 and the journey takes 9 h 15 min.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Phuket to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal to Suratthani
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Seatran Discovery
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Bus and ferry from Koh Samui Airport to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators

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